A new online guide connecting consumers and buyers to food and beverage businesses in the Great Southern has been released.
The Great Southern Food and Beverage Capability Guide is an in-depth tool which connects food and beverage suppliers with retailers, buyers, wholesalers and tourism operators to promote local business.
The guide, which is divided into different categories, highlights details about individual businesses, including their product range, sale information, awards and certification.
Such categories include beverages, bakery and grain, bush foods, chocolate and confectionery, dairy, horticulture, seafood and aquaculture.
Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the Great Southern is rich in food and beverage experiences, with almost 300 producers and processors spread across the region.
“The food and beverage guide is a fantastic tool for local businesses and consumers to explore the array of fresh and value-added produce in their own backyard, and to find out how they can source it,” she said.
“Buying high-quality produce that remains fresher for longer at a more affordable price not only benefits the business but helps to build connections within communities, as well as boost regional economies.”
Developed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Denmark Chamber of Commerce, the guide is already available for the Mid-West. Works to produce a similar publication are on the table for the Kimberly, Peel, Wheatbelt, Goldfields-Esperance and the Gascoyne.
You can view the guide online at https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/capability-guides